The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Rank 226 188 237
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +49
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 227 272 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.99% 1.21% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.50% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 226 183
Average daily rate £613 £620 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Electronic Trading
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19264 18102 18798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.69% 80.71% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13994 12630 13342
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 263 230
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.41 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -14.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in London

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 35 £575 -4.16% 13
Docklands, London +5 1 £600 -11.11%
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading.

1 250 (58.00%) Front Office
2 216 (50.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 176 (40.84%) Low Latency
4 168 (38.98%) Multithreading
4 168 (38.98%) C#
5 161 (37.35%) Finance
6 159 (36.89%) Banking
7 157 (36.43%) Java
8 139 (32.25%) C++
9 122 (28.31%) Investment Banking
10 117 (27.15%) Unix
11 112 (25.99%) Linux
12 111 (25.75%) Analytical Skills
13 104 (24.13%) Fixed Income
14 103 (23.90%) WPF
15 99 (22.97%) SQL
16 89 (20.65%) FIX Protocol
17 77 (17.87%) Equities
18 75 (17.40%) Risk Management
19 55 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
20 54 (12.53%) .NET
21 51 (11.83%) ION Trading
22 50 (11.60%) Algorithmic Trading
23 48 (11.14%) TIBCO
24 47 (10.90%) Oracle
24 47 (10.90%) Python
25 44 (10.21%) SQL Server
25 44 (10.21%) SDLC
26 42 (9.74%) Market Making
27 41 (9.51%) Software Engineering

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (0.93%) Apache
4 3 (0.70%) Confluence
4 3 (0.70%) JBoss
4 3 (0.70%) Node.js
4 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.23%) GemFire
5 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 32 (7.42%) ION MarketView
2 27 (6.26%) RMDS
3 4 (0.93%) Summit
4 2 (0.46%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.23%) Eikon
5 1 (0.23%) Endur
5 1 (0.23%) Global One
5 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.23%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.73%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.48%) Firewall
3 13 (3.02%) Multicast
4 3 (0.70%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.46%) BGP
5 2 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.46%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.46%) LDAP
5 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.46%) SAN
5 2 (0.46%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.46%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) FTP
6 1 (0.23%) Internet
6 1 (0.23%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.71%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.09%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.16%) KDB
5 5 (1.16%) OLAP
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.46%) DB2
7 2 (0.46%) Tick Data
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (4.64%) NUnit
1 20 (4.64%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.09%) JIRA
4 8 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.86%) Subversion
5 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.93%) JUnit
6 4 (0.93%) Maven
7 3 (0.70%) Bower
7 3 (0.70%) Grunt
7 3 (0.70%) Moq
7 3 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 2 (0.46%) Emacs
8 2 (0.46%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.46%) jMock
8 2 (0.46%) QUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 250 (58.00%) Front Office
2 161 (37.35%) Finance
3 159 (36.89%) Banking
4 122 (28.31%) Investment Banking
5 23 (5.34%) Back Office
6 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 270 (62.65%) Developer
2 102 (23.67%) Java Developer
3 84 (19.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 82 (19.03%) C# Developer
5 74 (17.17%) C++ Developer
6 57 (13.23%) Analyst
7 37 (8.58%) Front Office Developer
8 36 (8.35%) Senior Developer
9 35 (8.12%) WPF Developer
10 34 (7.89%) Business Analyst
10 34 (7.89%) C# WPF Developer
11 28 (6.50%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
12 27 (6.26%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
12 27 (6.26%) Software Engineer
13 26 (6.03%) Applications Support
14 25 (5.80%) C# Software Engineer
14 25 (5.80%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 22 (5.10%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
15 22 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (4.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (23.90%) WPF
2 89 (20.65%) FIX Protocol
3 54 (12.53%) .NET
4 37 (8.58%) Rendezvous
5 31 (7.19%) WinForms
6 20 (4.64%) XML
7 19 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 19 (4.41%) Reactive Extensions
7 19 (4.41%) STL
8 18 (4.18%) HTML
9 17 (3.94%) .NET Framework
10 15 (3.48%) HTML5
11 14 (3.25%) Middleware
12 8 (1.86%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.62%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (1.62%) Spring
13 7 (1.62%) XSD
13 7 (1.62%) XSLT
14 6 (1.39%) CSS
14 6 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 216 (50.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 111 (25.75%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (24.13%) Fixed Income
4 77 (17.87%) Equities
5 33 (7.66%) Derivative
6 32 (7.42%) Computer Science
7 26 (6.03%) User Experience
8 17 (3.94%) N-Tier
9 15 (3.48%) Algorithms
10 12 (2.78%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.78%) Mathematics
11 9 (2.09%) Fintech
12 8 (1.86%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 7 (1.62%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (1.39%) SWIFT
15 5 (1.16%) Eurex
15 5 (1.16%) Physics
16 3 (0.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 117 (27.15%) Unix
2 112 (25.99%) Linux
3 18 (4.18%) Windows
4 13 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.09%) Solaris
6 8 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) SUSE
8 1 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (40.84%) Low Latency
2 168 (38.98%) Multithreading
3 75 (17.40%) Risk Management
4 55 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (11.60%) Algorithmic Trading
6 44 (10.21%) SDLC
7 42 (9.74%) Market Making
8 41 (9.51%) Software Engineering
9 39 (9.05%) OO
10 36 (8.35%) MVVM
11 27 (6.26%) E-Commerce
12 26 (6.03%) Business Analysis
12 26 (6.03%) Performance Optimisation
12 26 (6.03%) TDD
13 24 (5.57%) Migration
14 23 (5.34%) OOD
15 20 (4.64%) Project Management
16 18 (4.18%) High Availability
17 17 (3.94%) Line Management
17 17 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (38.98%) C#
2 157 (36.43%) Java
3 139 (32.25%) C++
4 99 (22.97%) SQL
5 47 (10.90%) Python
6 34 (7.89%) Perl
7 21 (4.87%) XAML
8 17 (3.94%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.55%) C
10 10 (2.32%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.62%) VBA
13 6 (1.39%) PHP
14 4 (0.93%) VB
15 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.70%) Scala
16 2 (0.46%) Ruby
17 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
17 1 (0.23%) Clojure
17 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (7.66%) Degree
2 8 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.46%) PhD
3 2 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.64%) QA
2 12 (2.78%) MiFID
3 4 (0.93%) EMIR
4 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.46%) Docker
1 2 (0.46%) NFS
1 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.16%) Puppet
3 3 (0.70%) Nagios
4 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.46%) yum
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (11.83%) ION Trading
2 48 (11.14%) TIBCO
3 47 (10.90%) Oracle
4 29 (6.73%) Microsoft
5 28 (6.50%) Reuters
6 14 (3.25%) Sybase
7 13 (3.02%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.78%) Fidessa
9 7 (1.62%) Currenex
9 7 (1.62%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.62%) Splunk
10 6 (1.39%) Trayport
11 5 (1.16%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.16%) Citrix
11 5 (1.16%) Murex
11 5 (1.16%) Solace
12 4 (0.93%) Calypso
12 4 (0.93%) eSpeed
13 3 (0.70%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.70%) HP
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